Monday, April 30, 2012

County Fair Wedding Shoot

Bank of Memories & Flowers had the honor of making the bouquet for this fun and corky photo shoot.

This was a photo shoot by Jamie M Swanson Photography (Now called Lemon Tree Photographers) and Faber Photography.  

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Keeping 'May Day' Alive

Once upon a time, children or friends would leave May Day flower baskets on the front door knobs or steps of their neighbors’ houses. The giver rings the door bell and runs away.  The person receiving the basket tries to catch the fleeing giver.  Giving flowers was a way to celebrate spring and hold on to part of an ancient celebration on May 1. 

The Maypole was another traditional part of the festival.  Each maypole dancer held the end of a ribbon.  They danced around, weaving in and out of one another, which make a pattern of colored ribbons down the pole.  Different dances would reveal different patterns.  

This day has been observed as a holiday since ancient times.  Spring festivals, May Day baskets and Maypoles are celebrated around the world.  In most European countries, when May Day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the Monday following is observed as a holiday, with banks and store closing.  They celebrate with parades and other festivities... I am thinking we should carry on this tradition in the States.

Happy May Day!

Thank you SAF and Florence Cole for photos

Monday, April 16, 2012

Harbor Lights Wedding

Whitney & Nathans Milwaukee Harbor Lights Wedding

Ok girls, you all are my favorite! But I just LOVE this wedding. YELLOW! Whitney chose an all yellow bouquet full of lilies, cymbidium orchids, pin cushion potea, calla lilies, garden roses and brown fiddle heads. This hand tie bouquet just screams happy.

Venue: Harbor Lights Room
Flowers: Bank of Memories & Flowers
DJ: DJ's on the Mix
Photographer: Jennifer Brindley Photography

That's me pinning on Grandma.

Thanks Jennifer for all the beautiful photos! She really captured the whole day.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Gifts for Secretary's Day

Don't Forget Your Assistant!!
If you are the boss, remember that every great leader has a fabulous support team underneath them. That's why Secretary's Day (which is now known as Administrative Professionals Week) was created in 1952. The whole idea was to recognize the importance and value of these support roles in the workplace and encourage more people to become administrative assistants. April 23-27 we traditionally take the time to appreciate all the hard work our office support staff do to help us each and everyday.
Bank of Memories & Flowers has just the right bouquet to show your gratitude.  Just imagine the delight your office worker will feel when he or she receives one of our beautiful fresh arrangements or plants! Pictured below are just a few of the styles that would look great in an office setting!
Sunny Siesta $45.98 or $59.98

Sweetest Sunshine Bouquet $35.98 or $49.98

Monday, April 9, 2012

Calling all Prom Pictures!

Send Bank of Memories & Flowers pictures with your Prom flowers and you can have a chance to win a $25 gas card. All you need to do is send us a picture of your flowers from Bank of Memories & Flowers to
Get creative, if we think it the best, you can be our winner! We want to see more, tag us on Facebook!

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Emotional Impact of Flowers

At Bank of Memories & Flowers we believe that happiness and hope are found among spring flowers. With today's high paced lifestyle, experts have usually advised exercise and other personal lifestyle changes to relieve stress. The State University of New Jersey actually found that nature and flowers can actually be a more simple way to improve our emotional health. The presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner far beyond what is normally believed.
Common sense tells us that flowers make us happy. In studies, people that receive flowers reported feeling less depressed, anxious and agitated after receiving flowers, and showed a higher sense of enjoyment and life satisfaction. Flowers truly make intimate connections. The presence of flowers led to increased contact with family and friends.
Science shows that not only do flowers make us happier than we know, they have strong positive effects on our emotional well being. Flowers bring about positive emotional feelings in those who enter a room. They make the space more welcoming and create a sharing atmosphere. Even senior citizens report being able to cope with the challenges of aging better when they are surrounded by flowers.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012